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The U.S. War with Mexico: Personal Narratives

History seminar; Brad J. Cartwright, Ph.D.

Surrendering to General Scott

Photo Credit: ARTstor Collections. The Mexicans evacuating Vera Cruz, and surrendering their arms to the U.S. Army, under Genl. Scott. Sarony & Major. ca 1847.

Journals & Diaries

Primary Sources

The Library catalog can be used to find Primary Sources.  Keywords such as "papers," "records," "letters," "diaries," "manuscripts," and "personal narratives" would be the best words to add along with your topic to find historical documents or first-person accounts.

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Letters & Diaries: Mexican American War, 1846-1848

Selections from Personal Narratives of the Mexican American War

Archives online

America Broadsides and Ephemera (Readex) Archive of Americana

Making of America (primary materials from CornellUniversity) Making of America

North American Women's Letters and Diaries  (Alexander Street) Women's letters & diaries

World Scholar: Latin American & the Caribbean (Gale) World Scholar

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